Despite earning a spot in VCT EMEA 2023, NAVI benched their entire roster. A report from Dot Esports is now saying that they are close to signing the FPX roster as their replacements.
The players haven’t yet signed with NAVI, although a shirt with ANGE1 on the back could be seen in a recent video posted by the organization.
One factor that may complicate matters is that star player ardiis might not be making the move with his teammates. NAVI are hopeful he will join too, but he could explore his options elsewhere.
The remaining players of ANGE1, SUYGETSU, Shao, and Zyppan would all sign regardless, as would coach d00mbr0s.
FPX was one of the most successful teams of 2022, finishing in first place at VCT Copenhagen in July and in fourth at VALORANT Champions. It came as a surprise when they were denied a spot in VCT EMEA 2023, although the players seemed to have landed on their feet with this move to NAVI.